North Texas leads off the Sun Belt games this week, with an upset of Big 10 member Indiana.

North Texas Upsets IU 24-21
DENTON, Texas - The North Texas football team won its first game at Apogee Stadium, defeating Indiana by a score of 24-21 on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 21,181. The win was the first under first-year head coach Dan McCarney.

North Texas improves to 1-3, while Indiana falls to 1-3. The Mean Green won its first home game since 2010, a span of eight games. The Mean Green also won its first game against a BCS automatic qualifying team since the 2003 win against Baylor.

Lance Dunbar recorded 229 all-purpose yards in the first half alone, which is more than his first three games combined. He finished with 279 all-purpose yards for the night. Dunbar posted his 17th 100-yard rushing game of his career and the first this season. He finished with 127 rushing yards and 152 receiving yards. With his 152 receiving yards, Dunbar set the North Texas single-game receiving yards record for a running back.

North Texas quarterback Derek Thompson set a host of personal bests against the Hoosiers, including passing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing yards (53). He completed 10-for-20 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns.

North Texas returns to action when it faces Tulsa on the road on October 1 at 6 p.m.

Cajuns Shock FIU 36-31
Blaine Gautier threw for three touchdowns and had 307 total yards of offense as the Ragin’ Cajuns football team upset the Sun Belt Conference preseason favorite FIU Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium in Miami, Fla. on Saturday night, 36-31.

The Cajuns (3-1, 1-0) won the field position battle all night long as sophomore punter Brett Baer pinned FIU deep five times, while the Cajuns returners totaled 241 yards on 10 returns.

The Cajuns start a three-game home stand at Cajun Field on Oct. 1 as they host Florida Atlantic at 6:08 p.m.

FIU Falls to Louisiana, 36-31
MIAMI (Saturday, Sept. 24) -- Despite a stellar night for running back Kedrick Rhodes, the FIU football team could not contain Louisiana's offense as the Ragin' Cajuns beat the Panthers, 36-31, Saturday night in Miami.

Playing most of the game without T.Y. Hilton or Wesley Carroll, FIU had to rely on Rhodes, who responded with a career-best 157 yards on the ground to go along with three touchdowns. Backing up Carroll, redshirt freshman Jake Medlock threw for 216 yards. Wayne Times led all FIU receivers with 75 yards, and added 158 yards on kickoff returns. Defensively, Jordan Hunt led the way with eight tackles.

The Panthers will next host the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Troy Edges MT 38-35

TROY, Ala. – The Troy Trojans continued their recent dominance of Middle Tennessee on Saturday as the Trojans defeated the Blue Raiders, 38-35, to capture their sixth straight victory in the “Battle for the Palladium.”

Middle Tennessee (0-3, 0-1) out-gained the Trojans on the day, 582-479 but two turnovers proved to be costly for the Blue Raiders. The Trojans committed one turnover but the Blue Raiders did not score on the possession.

Logan Kilgore became the fourth Middle Tennessee quarterback to ever throw for 400 yards as he piled up 415 on 28-for-48 passing. His five touchdowns were the second most in Blue Raider history, but his one interception was costly.

Corey Robinson recorded his second consecutive 300-yard passing performance as he put up 348 yards on 24-for-38 with three touchdowns. He didn't throw a pick for the first time this season.

Eric Thomas captured the first 100-yard receiving performance of the season for the Trojans as he led the way with 108 yards in four catches with one touchdown.

Shawn Southward nearly broke the 100-yard rushing mark as he recorded 94 yards on 13 carries for a 7.2 yards/carry average.

The Trojans will return home next Saturday as they host UAB at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Kickoff between the Trojans and Blazers is set for 6:00 p.m.

Blue Raiders open SBC slate with Loss to Troy
TROY, Ala. – Logan Kilgore put up a passing performance for the ages for Middle Tennessee, but his final attempt to bring the Blue Raiders back fell short, and host Troy escaped with a 38-35 victory Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Ala., in front of 20,185 fans.

Kilgore finished his career day 28-of-48 for 415 yards, the third highest in school history for a game, and five touchdowns to five different receivers. His lone interception came on the final MT play of the contest.

Malcolm Beyah was on the receiving end of most of the passes, grabbing a career-best seven for 79 yards, while Anthony Amos led the corps with 84 yards, one of four catchers with at least 75 yards on the day.

Benny Cunningham also crossed the 100-yard plateau for the first time in his career, finishing with 117 yards on 19 carries. His effort helped Middle Tennessee control the ground advantage, 167-to-132, and overall yardage battle, 582-to-479.

Middle Tennessee will return to action when it plays host to Memphis at 6 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Stadium on Homecoming.